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BUG #5343: Documentation error for pg_dump

From: "Rob Dean" <rob(dot)dean(at)pressassociation(dot)com>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: BUG #5343: Documentation error for pg_dump
Date: 2010-02-23 11:37:38
Message-ID: 201002231137.o1NBbcuR029117@wwwmaster.postgresql.org (view raw or flat)
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The following bug has been logged online:

Bug reference:      5343
Logged by:          Rob Dean
Email address:      rob(dot)dean(at)pressassociation(dot)com
PostgreSQL version: 8.3
Operating system:   linux
Description:        Documentation error for pg_dump
Details: 

The last sentence of the penultimate paragraph in the Description for
pg_dump in the Documentation states :-

"The tar format (-Ft) is not compressed and it is not possible to reorder
data when loading, but it is otherwise quite flexible; moreover, it can be
manipulated with standard Unix tools such as tar."

and the description of the tar format option states :-

"t
tar
Output a tar archive suitable for input into pg_restore. Using this archive
format allows reordering and/or exclusion of database objects at the time
the database is restored. It is also possible to limit which data is
reloaded at restore time. "

The information on reordering at restore time is surely completely
contradictory between the two. The 8.4 documentation is the same.

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